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Swirl Slouchy Beret


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Swirl, a soft, cozy knitted beret, is the perfect accessory for effortless style. Or, let's be real, it will hide unwashed hair and make you look put-together even though you rolled out of bed five minutes ago! I made the original Swirl years ago, and it's still one of my favorite hats. The ribbed brim means this hat stays comfortably slouched on the head without needing bobby pins. I've sewn a coordinating button on the crown, but you could use a big ol' bead, or even a punk pin! The easy-to-memorize swirl pattern of this beret keeps each round interesting without being too difficult. It's great for knitters who want something a little more challenging than basic stockinette, but still want to be able to listen to their favorite TV show or podcast or carry on a conversation while working on it! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl use circular and double-pointed needles increase and decrease GAUGE 20 sts and 23 rows = 4 inches in pattern SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Child/Women's XS [Women's S/M, Women's M/L] to fit head sizes 18-20" [20-22", 22-24"] SUGGESTED YARN 200 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Caron Simply Soft COLORWAY Grey Heather

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1 US #8/5mm circular needle, 16 inches
  • 1 set US #8/5mm double-pointed needles
  • yarn needle

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My Name is Wool
My Name is Wool
I live on an orange ranch with my husband and two small children. Keeping them happy is a full-time job, but I still manage to squeeze in some time to knit or draw or sew whenever I can. Even though the days of crafting away an entire afternoon (ok, entire day) are gone, the joy of giving my kids something I made by hand makes up for it. I love the challenge of designing something and ripping it out or starting over and trying again until I make it right. I really, really love to say, "I made that!" One day I plan to write and illustrate some clever children's books, and maybe some strange art books for adults.